S. Yvonne Pepper

JOHNSON CITY - S. Yvonne Pepper, age 83, died on Jan. 19, 2021, at St. Ann’s Nursing Center in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Eldorado, OK, the daughter of Dillon H. and Thelma F. (Easley) Shumaker.

Yvonne grew up in Eldorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Bethany Nazarene College. Yvonne moved to Johnson City, KS, in 1960 where she took a teaching position. She found the love of her life, L. LaVere Pepper, they married on Dec. 26, 1961, in Eldorado, OK. 

Yvonne is survived by her two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, Milton Shumaker of Eldorado, OK. Yvonne is preceded in death by her parents, Dillon and Thelma Shumaker; husband, LaVere Pepper; and her only son, Allyn Pepper.

Graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2021, at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson City, KS. The public is encouraged to wear masks and social distance. The service will also be streamed live on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorial contributions may be given to Bethel Church of the Nazarene Missions Program in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson City, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com .

Published on January 26, 2021